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Dispatch managing editor arrested over incident at Trotter

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Managing editor Zack Plair was arrested in The Dispatch newsroom on misdemeanor charges Friday morning.

 

MDAH declares Hunt building a Mississippi Landmark

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Department of Archives and History has named the former Hunt High School a Mississippi Landmark.

Cedarhill suffers damage from felled tree in Thursday storm

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sheena the tiger's roaming days have long since passed. That's a good thing, as it turns out. During Thursday's series of thunderstorms that swept through the Golden Triangle, a giant oak tree, 16 feet in circumference, came crashing down at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary near Caledonia, smashing the fence of Sheena's enclosure.

High water continues to affect traffic on Tenn-Tom

Posted 4/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been almost seven weeks since heavy flooding shut down commercial traffic on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway between Coffeeville, Alabama, and Aberdeen.

Steens woman hits boyfriend with vehicle

Posted 4/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens woman was arrested after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a car Wednesday night.

Lowndes County man accused of assaulting teen

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child from Columbus.

'We will be proficient': Stokes-Beard Elementary students create video for upcoming state assessment

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a video on social media that depicts two Columbus Municipal School District students as animated characters, cheering about the upcoming end-of-year state assessments.

Three CPD officers accept promotions with no raises

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus police officers will accept promotions but will not receive their corresponding pay raises until the city lifts a hiring freeze imposed to help curb spending.

Columbus man arrested for assault following fight with another man

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing an aggravated assault charge after authorities say he injured another man so severely the victim had to be hospitalized.

Citizens, mayor plead to keep Fred's open

Posted 4/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Delakes Lang, 50, spent her childhood Saturdays walking downtown to shop at Fred's.

Chase, crash in north Columbus ends in one arrest

Posted 4/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday for leading officers on a chase through north Columbus before crashing his vehicle.

Natural hunters: Search dogs aid law enforcement in criminal investigations, weather disasters

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paulette Weible says her hound dog Bella is a "leader." So much so that when the six-year-old search dog was looking for a missing person in Columbus on Thursday, she would stop moving every time the police officer walking with her got in front of them to stop traffic.

Storm debris removal nearly complete

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Contractors responsible for storm debris removal in Columbus following a Feb. 23 tornado estimate pickup will be completed by this weekend.

Lowndes voting locations moved

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Lowndes County voting precincts have been renamed or relocated ahead of county elections in August.

Monday profile: A mother's trip back to her daughter

Posted 4/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mary Lou Benton and her daughter, Crystal Rutherford, sat in their monogram shop Thursday afternoon, with nearly 40 customer orders behind the counter.

Artesia man arrested for reportedly abusing child

Posted 4/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Artesia man has been arrested after he reportedly sexually abused a child under the age of 14.

LCSD preparing to start superintendent search

Posted 4/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's board is creeping ever closer to starting a formal search for the district's first board-appointed superintendent.

Recruiter: Leigh Mall taking improvement bids

Posted 4/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall's new management, Jones Lange LaSalle Americas (JLL), have begun repairing the struggling shopping center's roof and parking lot while also trying to attract new businesses to fill their vacant retail spaces.

Police search for suspect in north Columbus shooting

Posted 4/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are looking for the suspect in a shooting in north Columbus Thursday night.

Authorities search for man missing out of Tupelo

Posted 4/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities with search dogs went through downtown Columbus Thursday looking for a missing Tupelo man who may have dementia.

 

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